Kangaroos Are Not For Shoes

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Take Action to Shut Down New Jersey’s Market for Kangaroo Goods

There are 2 important ways you can make a huge difference in the lives of kangaroos.

Every year 2 million kangaroos are killed by commercial shooters in Australia. This is the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife, and our state indirectly finances it by allowing for the import and sale of kangaroo parts and products. The largest market for these products is shoes; however, companies that use kangaroo skin in their footwear can easily replace the material with synthetic leathers or other non-animal fabrics. By banning the sale of kangaroo meats and skins, we reduce the market for these products and thus the demand.

 

BREAKING NEWS

5/13/2021- S3774 has been introduced to the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee

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Your donation will be used to shut down New Jersey’s market for kangaroo goods by prohibiting the sale of kangaroo parts and products in our state.

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STEP 1: Email Your Senator Today!

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It is important that you urge your Senator to co-sponsor this bill. We’ve prepared a sample email for you to use but please feel free to modify it to make it more personal. Note that if your Senator is already a sponsor of the bill, please thank them (Senators: Tom Kean, Loretta Weinberg, and Vin Gopal)!

Sample Email to your Senator 

Subject line: A note from your constituent - please support The “Kangaroos Protection Act” bill, S3774

Dear Senator _________, 

As your constituent, I strongly encourage you to cosponsor and support S3774, which would end New Jersey's support of kangaroo culls in Australia by eliminating our market for kangaroo goods.

Every year 2 million kangaroos are killed by commercial shooters in Australia. This is the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife, and our state indirectly finances it by allowing for the import and sale of kangaroo parts and products. The largest market for these products is shoes; however, companies that use kangaroo skin in their footwear can easily replace the material with synthetic leathers or other non-animal fabrics. It is unethical to continue supporting the mass killing of kangaroos. By banning the sale of kangaroo meats and skins, we reduce the market for these products and thus the demand. Passing this legislation would allow us to do our part to end kangaroo culls in Australia

I ask that you please stand against animal abuse and prohibit the inhumane and needlessly cruel act of kangaroo culls by cosponsoring and supporting S3774.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

CITY, NJ

STEP 2: Call Your Senator Today!

After emailing your Senator, be sure to follow up with their office with a polite phone call. Calling takes less than two minutes, and it’s really easy! We’ve prepared a sample script for you to use but please feel free to modify it to make it more personal. 

Sample Call Script to your Senator

Hi, my name is _____, and I’m a New Jersey resident from __(city)__. I’m following up on an email I sent earlier about requesting Senator _____ to please co-sponsor S3774.  

I ask the Senator to please stand against animal abuse and prohibit the inhumane and needlessly cruel act of kangaroo culls by supporting “Kangaroos Protection Act”.

Thank you.

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